There are eight types of gypsy moth keyword component (.kcp) addfiles appropriate for use with FVS, two for each of the four supported variants: Northeast (NE), Central States (CS), Lake States (LS), and Southern (SN). Users who wish to simulate the effects of Gypsy Moth should use GM_NE_1985.kcp, GM_CS_1985.kcp, GM_LS_1985.kcp or GM_SN_1985.kcp dependent upon stand location and their preferred FVS variant. Users who wish to only track the susceptibility of stands to gypsy moth should use GM_NE_SUSC.kcp, GM_CS_ SUSC.kcp, GM_LS_ SUSC.kcp or GM_SN_ SUSC.kcp, dependent upon the preferred variant.
FHTET will create additional gypsy moth event monitor files for other variants upon request.
The user is strongly urged to apply the correct Event Monitor File to the appropriate stands. This is best achieved by creating geographically homogenous FVS simulations or through creative use of FVS grouping codes.